Is it Bronchitis or Pneumonia? Total Access Doctors Appear on KSDK

Is it Bronchitis or Pneumonia? Total Access Doctors Appear on KSDK

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Pneumonia and bronchitis are two of the most common illnesses that afflict people during the winter months. These illnesses are often preventable, but, once they have occurred, each can be expertly treated by a provider at Total Access Urgent Care.

Dr. Matt Bruckel, founder of Total Access Urgent Care, and Dr. Carter Fenton, Medical Director at Total Access Urgent Care Chesterfield, appeared on KSDK to discuss ways to avoid illness this upcoming season.

Pneumonia is a severe infection of the lung tissue, while bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes that carry air in the lungs. They are both characterized by cough, fever, shortness of breath, and wheezing.

The best way to avoid contracting these illnesses is frequent hand washing and limiting exposure to others that are sick. Underlying lung disease increases susceptibility to contracting these illnesses and allows the illnesses to become more severe. The providers at Total Access Urgent Care are highly skilled in treating a wide array of illness and injury including bronchitis and pneumonia. Rapidly treating these reduces discomfort, accelerates healing, and reduces the risk of complication.

Total Access Urgent Care is open 365 days per year, including all holidays, for patients experiencing illness or injury. The Webster Groves/Rock Hill location is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., while the South County/Tesson Ferry, Chesterfield, Town and Country, St. Louis Hills, and St. Charles locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Walk in any time. If you have questions, call 314-961-2255 or visit for more information.